Grantland: No Reyes discount for Mets

November, 5, 2011
11/05/11
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On the ESPN-affiliated site Grantland, former season-ticket holder David Parker makes the case for why Jose Reyes ought not give the Mets a hometown discount. Writes Parker:

Of course, signing Jose Reyes means locking up an enormously talented baseball player for his prime years. But the mere suggestion that Reyes should take less money or years to play for the Mets is absurd. Hometown discounts have a sentimental attraction but the Mets have done little to earn the sentimentality of their fans. The only places where it’s more expensive for a fan to enjoy a baseball game are Boston and the Bronx. And the teams that play there win.

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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